Their roles include: Working as a forensic accountant involves combining accounting, auditing and investigative skills in order to interpret financial evidence in legal cases.
Often times they end up as expert witnesses during trials.
The work pace can get hectic during tax season, but is often slower paced throughout the rest of the year.
Tax accountants need to have good customer service skills in order to acquire and retain customers.
They also need to stay up to date on tax code and regulations which changes every year.
It is not uncommon for tax accountants to eventually open their own practices.
A bachelor’s degree is required and three to six years of experience.
Accountant supervisors/managers supervise the entry-level and senior accountants.
The CFE credential is preferred by many employers, and candidates who have earned it are looked to as leading experts in the field.
The ACFE’s global salary study found that CFEs earn a 31 percent income premium over their peers without the credential, which demonstrates the value employers place on the credential.